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Re: [TCLUG:4813] Linux/Wimp95 question

Another way to do this is to change the boot=
line in /etc/lilo.conf to read the partition 
with linux on it. (i.e. boot=/dev/hda2)
Then run lilo.  This will install lilo to that
partition.  Then using fdisk (in linux or dos) set 
that partition to be bootable.  Windows rewrites 
the MBR so if you had lilo installed there it 
would be wiped out.  Installing lilo to the 
superblock of the / linux parition should allow you
to keep your lilo settings and reinstall windows.

Hope this helps.


--- "Chad C. Walstrom" <> wrote:
> Lawrence,
> If Windoze and Linux will share the same harddrive,
> you will need to
> create a LILO boot floppy with your current boot
> configuration (if you
> want to preserve your LINUX installation).  When you
> (re)install
> Windoze 9x, it rewrites the master boot record
>  This is a bad
> thing if you have not created your Linux (LILO) boot
> disk...  You
> would have just created a lot more work for
>  (I remember
> being so frustrated that I just trashed the whole
> drive and installed
> Windoze first.)
> If you're using two separate drives, it becomes a
> much easier
> solution...  Simply open up your machine and unplug
> the HD that houses
> Linux.  Set the jumper on the remaining harddrive to
> Master and go
> about your normal Windoze install.
> Chewie
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